Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Rainbow Mandala

Hey, everyone! Remember in previous years when I sold prints or copies of my abstract art? I have exciting news!

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of the Rainbow Mandala to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 conference. The print will be about an 8 X 10 size and mounted on foam board or similar ready to hang.

The Chromosome 18 conference helps me get over my fears and my emotions. It helps me feel brave, courageous, and enjoyable. Here’s an example: Last year in July when my family and I were inside the airport, I was fearful, nervous, tired, and afraid; yet, the view I got from the airplane was amazing and it was all worth it.

The really fun part is that YOU get to choose your own price! The base price is $15 – $25 to cover cost of printing, mounting, and shipping (US Only – Our overseas friends can email my mom at Camilla Downs @ if you’re interested in purchasing a print).

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $75. Go here.

OR …. If you simply want a photo quality print (minus the mounting), the base price is $15 to cover cost of printing and shipping. For example, if you wish to donate $25 to my fundraiser, then you would enter $40. Use this Paypal link. (Please note whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print” and the Name of the print you are buying)

The Chromosome 18 conference means a lot to me because I get to meet new friends and spend time with old friends. It also means a lot to me because I get to travel to a new city with my family.

I want to check out the swimming pool and have fun with new and old friends. I also want to explore the city if the weather and temperature are good. I also want to check out new restaurants.

Please visit this link to see a summary of all the drawings being offered. Thank you!

Here’s a story inspired by Rainbow Mandala:

Once there lived a mandala artist named Artistique (Artistique’s nickname was Elsa) who loved to draw on her mandala pad. One day, her friend who was named Paintaroo (nicknamed Angel) said, “Hey, Elsa! What are you doing?”.

“Hey, Angel! I’m drawing a new mandala on my mandala pad”, said Elsa with a big smile on her face. “Wow, that’s awesome!”, exclaimed Angel. “Angel, would you like to help me with my biggest wall mandala painting?”, asked Elsa with a laugh.

“Elsa, I’m honored. Yes, I’ll help you especially since you are my friend and because I’m a good painter.”, says Angel with a big smile. “I’m happy to hear you say that, Angel! You are my best friend.”, squealed Elsa with excitement and hugged Angel.

So Elsa and Angel picked out two colors and started painting the background colors which were  black and navy blue. After Elsa and Angel finished painting the background colors, they started discussing shapes and other designs for the inside of the mandala.

Elsa and Angel agreed on swirls and triangles but they also agreed to paint whatever design or shape they wanted. Elsa and Angel went back to painting and decided to stop in the middle of the center.

Once Elsa and Angel stopped, they discussed what they should do for the middle. A hour later, Elsa suggested that they draw a star and a swirl in the star. Angel liked the idea so much she squealed.

A couple of hours later, Elsa and Anna finished the mandala. They stood back to admire the mandala. So to this day, Elsa and Anna’s mandala is in the Hall of Mandalas as a separate wall where you can admire their teamwork on painting.

That’s the end of the story.

Here’s a story inspired by how I feel about attending the Chromosome 18 Conference:

Once many years, a little girl named Rainbow loved traveling to new places. One day, Rainbow decided to write a story. “Hello! My name is Rainbow. My family and I have been going to a conference called Party Dancers for many years”, wrote Rainbow.

One day at the Party Dancers, she faced many fears in just 1 day. Rainbow was very determined to conquer more fears. A couple of years later at the Party Dancers, Rainbow met a friend she connected with through Bookworm the previous year and had so much fun. Rainbow knew many friends and people that year.

Rainbow even tried to get in the cold pool. This year, Rainbow was pumped to go to the Party Dancers again since she found out most of her friends would be at the Party Dancers. Rainbow traveled to Sugary Land for the Party Dancers.

Again, Rainbow met the same friend again and chatted and had fun. Now, Rainbow was pumped to go to the next Party Dancers conference. Rainbow finished her story and sent it off to the publisher.

The publisher was very impressed. Many years past and Rainbow’s story was now a best seller book.

That’s the end of the 2nd story.